Weekly Pews News

No. 8358

Colour of the season: G

Date: 16th July 2017



Fifth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Psalm response: O Lord, how I love your law.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fifth Sunday after Trinity                                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15, Luke 5: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 25: 19-end, Psalm 119: 105-112, Romans 8: 1-11, Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

Hymns: 450, 288. 352, 666

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic



After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know

each other better


Sunday 16th July

Intention: Pray for those married here and preparing for marriage this year; for family life and especially for any families facing adversity.

Anniversary: Peggy Jaques (2016)


Monday 17th July

Intention: Pray for the press, radio and televisions and for all who influence public opinion; for Christian publishing and broadcasting.



3.00pm           Presentation from Sussex Police

8.00pm           Book Group: ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins.


Tuesday 18th July

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboatmen and women; For the work of the Mission to Seafarers.


7.00pm           Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 19th July – Gregory and Macrina

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance; for what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.


10.00am         Holy Communion

12 noon         Luncheon Club –St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

1.30pm           Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan’s -3 Church Way (265083)

6.00pm           Wedding rehearsal in church


Thursday 20th July

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime and oppression; for all those who seek to support them.


10.00am         Book Group: ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins.

4.30pm           Wedding rehearsal in church


Friday 21st July

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.


Saturday 22nd July – Mary Magdalene

Intention: Pray for our Deanery of Arundel and Bognor, for our parishes, clergy and people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of the Deanery Synod.


10.00am         The Eucharist

12.30pm         Wedding of Lee Penson and Samantha Thackray

2.30pm           Wedding of Sean Cummings and Stephanie March




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Dennis, Avis, Bob Riding, Bill, Chris, Joyce, Michael, Jack, Mary, Joe, Sandra, Les, Arthur Harrison, Ann, Raymond, Al and Lynn.

For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


We pray for those who have died: Margaret Salter.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Edna Puttock, Mary Ramsay.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Mill Park Road, Mill View Close, Millars Court.


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for Mission to Seafarers whose work we support as a parish.



Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Sixth Sunday after Trinity                                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 6: 3-11, Matthew 5: 20-26

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 28: 10-19a, Psalm 139: 1-11, 23-24, Romans 8: 12-25, Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Hymns: 133, 1, 249, 565

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Kings 2: 10-12; 3: 16-end, Acts 4: 1-22



Thank you: to everyone who worked so hard for the Summer Fair yesterday and to all who supported our latest raising the roof efforts!


Accommodation request: a parishioner is looking for a small place to rent or a room, for no more than £500 a month. They do have a cat. Character reference can be supplied. Do speak to Mark for more information.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at sue.armex@btinternet.com.  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.